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Tribute: You Are The Quarry

The Tribute section features You Are The Quarry tribute poll results as of 1 December 2005.

To view the poll results in each category, please see Songs, Lyrics, Singles, B-sides, Music Videos, and Songs Played Live.

This section also features comments about favorite songs. More comments about the album will be added soon.

To participate in the current tribute to the music of Morrissey and the Smiths, please see Participate in current tribute poll.

You Are The Quarry: The Songs

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"America Is Not The World" is one of my favorites because I AGREE with it wholeheartedly. I couldn't think of a way to say it better.

Miriam
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A.

21 November 2005

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"America Is Not The World": When I go to Mexico people are fascinated with the American (U.S.) culture. Something that I do not like at all. McDonalds are being built left and right, and all these U.S. companies, like a Wal-mart at pyramid ruins. I do wish that kind of stuff would not have made it to Mexico.

Elizabeth Delgado
Huntington Park, California, U.S.A.

5 November 2005

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"America Is Not The World": It's true.

Ryan Davis
Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.

4 November 2005

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"America Is Not The World" is beautiful because it shows how much Morrissey loves a nation which is generally hated. He despises the people in charge yet loves the natural beauty of America and he does well for that to come across in the song.

Neil Baines
Hartlepool, England

2 November 2005

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"America Is Not The World": When he's singing "I love you" at the end, it's just so beautiful.

Sylvester Boldwarrior
Ponca City, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

1 November 2005

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"Irish Blood, English Heart": I like this song because I can empathise with the sentiment.

Chris Ball
Waterford, Ireland

1 December 2005

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"Irish Blood, English Heart" is a bloody excellent rocker (and you don't get many of those with such genius lyrics). The best time of my life was jumping up and down to this song live.

Darragh Kelly
Dublin, Ireland

17 November 2005

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"Irish Blood, English Heart": The best possible comeback single. It's like an explosion. Moz announcing that he's back and he's taking no prisoners. Amazing.

Rory Critchley
Blackpool, England

6 November 2005

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"Irish Blood, English Heart": Lyrically, Morrissey has never said this much to me since those dark old Smiths days.

Garry B.
Edinburgh, Scotland

4 November 2005

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"Irish Blood, English Heart": A rockin' good tune. Very powerful.

Edward Edwards
Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

3 November 2005

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"Irish Blood, English Heart": Why? Because it's the most beautiful song on earth.

Jamie Syrie
Whittier, California, U.S.A.

2 November 2005

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"I Have Forgiven Jesus": I like this song because it gives me an emotional lift.

Chris Ball
Waterford, Ireland

1 December 2005

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"I Have Forgiven Jesus": Cos the video was so good.

Lynne
Edinburgh, Scotland

23 November 2005

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"I Have Forgiven Jesus" is one of my favourites because I find it an immensely personal song for me.

Sue Titchmarsh
Liverpool, England

13 November 2005

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"I Have Forgiven Jesus": Coy and moving.

Matt O.
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

12 November 2005

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"I Have Forgiven Jesus": This is the track that I originally fell in love with on the album (now surpassed by "Let Me Kiss You"). The lyrics are both funny and moving.

Charlotte Barlow
York, England

11 November 2005

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"I Have Forgiven Jesus" is probably one of the best songs ever written by anybody ever!

Simon Wratten
Isle of Wight, England

6 November 2005

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"I Have Forgiven Jesus": The thing about Morrissey lyrics is that all of us fans - even people that might listen to Moz or the Smiths for the very first time - are able to relate to that same feeling in what he says in his lyrics. When I heard this song I heard myself six years back when my best friend's mother died of cancer. I was saying, "Jesus, why did you not work this miracle for me? Why did you not answer my prayers? Why did you take her away? Why am I still here? I believed in you and I felt betrayed." Not that I have always been religious but I do pray.

Elizabeth Delgado
Huntington Park, California, U.S.A.

5 November 2005

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"I Have Forgiven Jesus": Morrissey's very own Carry On/More Tea, Vicar? trilogy - from a vicar in a tutu to Satan to Jesus, there's a message in there for all of us, eh?

Garry B.
Edinburgh, Scotland

4 November 2005

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"I Have Forgiven Jesus": Why? Because I need to.

Jamie Syrie
Whittier, California, U.S.A.

2 November 2005

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"I Have Forgiven Jesus": I love the title. I love the words. The words hit home with me. They must be included in all hymn books at all parishes.

Juan J. Sablan
Redwood City, California, U.S.A.

1 November 2005

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"I Have Forgiven Jesus": VERY witty lyrics and good musical arrangement.

Lori D.F.
Morden, Surrey, England

1 November 2005

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"Come Back To Camden," "First Of The Gang To Die," and "I'm Not Sorry" are my three favourite songs on You Are The Quarry because they are all very cleverly written and are sung perfectly. "Come Back To Camden" has a wonderful tune on it. "First Of The Gang To Die" is very catchy and will grab the attention of anyone even if they are for some insane reason not a Morrissey fan. "I'm Not Sorry" is a song with humour and wit, but written completely differently to what I expected from a song of this title.

David Adams
Manchester, England

28 November 2005

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"Come Back To Camden" is a favorite because of its poetic and heartfelt delivery of the lyrics. I remember listening to this track multiple times in a row the first time I listened to the album, and I remember crying on about the fifth time it repeated. I had never been so moved by anything...ever.

Meaghan Mountain
Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

23 November 2005

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"Come Back To Camden": Simply my favorite lyrics and melody on the album. Conveys such emotion and imagery. With lines such as "The tile yard, all along the railings / up a discoloured dark brown staircase" or "under slate-grey Victorian sky," it echoes a well-written novel.

Dave Liakos
Melrose, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

18 November 2005

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"Come Back To Camden" is one of my favourites because the lyrics of this song are tremendous and moving.

Sue Titchmarsh
Liverpool, England

13 November 2005

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"Come Back To Camden" is a sad but beautiful song and it brings a tear to my eye when Morrissey sings, "I'll be good."

Carol Edden
Blackwood, New Jersey, U.S.A.

11 November 2005

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"Come Back To Camden": Shocking vocal quality, even for Morrissey who is almost always on. When Morrissey belts it he just squeezes the heart of the listener. Goosebumpville.

Dan
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

7 November 2005

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"Come Back To Camden" is a perfect love song.

Veronica
Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina

30 October 2005

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"I'm Not Sorry": "and I'm / not sorry for / for the things I've said" - strength and defiance in a Cantona style! My three favourite songs - "I'm Not Sorry," "All The Lazy Dykes" and "First Of The Gang To Die" - all show different strengths of the Moz, lyrically and as a singer. Essentially though, it is the feel of the songs which impresses me most. People often misinterpret Moz as miserable, yet I think he possesses real warmth and affection for different and interesting groups of people.

Berj
Maidenhead, England

19 November 2005

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"I'm Not Sorry" is one of my favourites because I think it is a melancholic masterpiece and seeing him sing it live brings even more to it.

Sue Titchmarsh
Liverpool, England

13 November 2005

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"I'm Not Sorry": The sound of Moz's voice is sublime. I like to listen to it in the dark or with headphones. It's like he's there with you. Fantastic tune and lyrics.

Lori D.F.
Morden, Surrey, England

1 November 2005

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"The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores," "Let Me Kiss You" and "You Know I Couldn't Last" are my three favourite songs on You Are The Quarry because lyrically I find them to be outstanding - full of wit and emotion - and musically I find them to be very strong and among the most fitted in their production. They sound perfect on the record and I couldn't imagine them being any better. They are also three of Morrissey's greatest vocals ever.

Chris Clark
Barrie, Ontario, Canada

21 November 2005

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"The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores" is a favourite mainly because of the meaningful lyrics and how well they fit and intertwine with the music and describe today's current popular music scene.

Jamie Rhodes
Wednesbury, West Midlands, England

19 November 2005

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"The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores": Emotional, witty, beautiful, educational. I, too, am the boy next door...and I'm still there!

Simon Wratten
Isle of Wight, England

6 November 2005

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"The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores": Fantastic lyrics, full of spite and comedy. Shows that Moz is not the "pope of mope" that prats make him out to be.

Rory Critchley
Blackpool, England

6 November 2005

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"The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores": I liked this song from the very first time I heard it live at a Jaguares/Morrissey concert in 2002. I understood right away what Moz was talking about. I just could not wait for him to release this song. My favorite part is: "no, it's just more lock-jawed pop-stars / thicker than pig-shit / nothing to convey / so scared to show Intelligence / it might smear their lovely career."

Elizabeth Delgado
Huntington Park, California, U.S.A.

5 November 2005

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"The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores": It's true.

Ryan Davis
Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.

4 November 2005

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"How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?": I love the personal intensity of this track, how it pulls you along for the ride.

Jamie Rhodes
Wednesbury, West Midlands, England

19 November 2005

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"How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?": I, too, have "had my face dragged in / fifteen miles of shit" and I'm tired of people telling me how I'm supposed to feel about it.

Carol Edden
Blackwood, New Jersey, U.S.A.

11 November 2005

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"How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?": "the only one around here who is me / is me." Great pop song and never to be heard on Radio One, haha.

Garry B.
Edinburgh, Scotland

4 November 2005

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"How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?" is one of my favorite songs on You Are The Quarry because I find it very hard to believe that anyone could possibly know how I feel. The lyrics are very witty, as well.

Shelly Williams
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

30 October 2005

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"First Of The Gang To Die": I like this song because it is definitely the most catchy.

Chris Ball
Waterford, Ireland

1 December 2005

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"First Of The Gang To Die": The first song I heard off the album - in fact the first song by solo Morrissey I ever heard. I was absolutely blown away.

Miriam
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A.

21 November 2005

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"First Of The Gang To Die": Catchiest, most creative single. Morrissey's vocals are at their best on this song, where he echoes classic crooning on such lines as "You have never been in love / until..."

Dave Liakos
Melrose, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

18 November 2005

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"First Of The Gang To Die" is a tale of romance, violence and youth so poetically told. The music is also pure pop perfection.

Darragh Kelly
Dublin, Ireland

17 November 2005

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"First Of The Gang To Die": Great pop song, gets better at each listen. I love his slight modification on the live version in the end on the "he stole all hearts away..." Repeat...

Dan
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

7 November 2005

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"First Of The Gang To Die": The opening riff makes your ears stand up on end, and when the vocals start, Moz's voice is perfect - plus, this is an amazing song live, as Moz really goes for it with that mic cord.

Rory Critchley
Blackpool, England

6 November 2005

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"First Of The Gang To Die": The lyrics are so poetic.

Ryan Davis
Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.

4 November 2005

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"First Of The Gang To Die": It was such a relief to hear it played on the radio as much as it was and getting as much credit as it did because it is a marvelous pop song. The "way-a-hey-a-hey-a-hey" at the end is my main liking for the song. One of those Morrissey sounds that no other artist would come up with.

Neil Baines
Hartlepool, England

2 November 2005

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"First Of The Gang To Die" is the best pop song I have heard in a long time. I fell in love with it when he showcased it on the tour in 2002.

Juan J. Sablan
Redwood City, California, U.S.A.

1 November 2005

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"First Of The Gang To Die": The most energetic and catchy song I've heard in too long.

Sylvester Boldwarrior
Ponca City, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

1 November 2005

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"First Of The Gang To Die": I love when Moz sings "Hector." It's a great song to dance to.

Veronica
Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina

30 October 2005

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"Let Me Kiss You" - if you don't mind...

Trevor
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

17 November 2005

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"Let Me Kiss You" is so jaw-droppingly beautiful with a guitar riff that makes me melt!

Darragh Kelly
Dublin, Ireland

17 November 2005

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"Let Me Kiss You": Waited for this song for 15 years. That guitar at the end.

Matt O.
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

12 November 2005

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"Let Me Kiss You": An effectively simple song. The guitar riff is awesome and Morrissey's voice is superb.

Charlotte Barlow
York, England

11 November 2005

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"Let Me Kiss You": The melody, the words - I enjoy that song each time I hear it. I also like Nancy Sinatra's version.

Juan J. Sablan
Redwood City, California, U.S.A.

1 November 2005

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"Let Me Kiss You" is my favorite song on You Are The Quarry because it's a beautiful love song with a gentle melody and Morrissey's voice is very seductive on it.

Shelly Williams
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

30 October 2005

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"Let Me Kiss You": Because of the melody and all.

Veronica
Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina

30 October 2005

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"All The Lazy Dykes": Beautifully recorded.

Matt O.
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

12 November 2005

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"All The Lazy Dykes": "at last your life begins" is difficult to surpass.

Dan
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

7 November 2005

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"I Like You": So beautiful. It reminds me a lot of my family and friends. I feel attached to it in a strange way.

Miriam
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A.

21 November 2005

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"I Like You": Cos I'm not right in the head...but then, who is?

Simon Wratten
Isle of Wight, England

6 November 2005

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"I Like You" is my favourite. I think it is one of the best pop songs Morrissey has written. Very basic and very simple to understand - it's a song anyone can relate to.

Neil Baines
Hartlepool, England

2 November 2005

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"I Like You": Very "bouncy" song.

Lori D.F.
Morden, Surrey, England

1 November 2005

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"I Like You": I love the words!

Sylvester Boldwarrior
Ponca City, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

1 November 2005

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"I Like You" is one of my favorite songs on You Are The Quarry because it describes how we can like certain people and not even really know why - we just do.

Shelly Williams
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

30 October 2005

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"You Know I Couldn't Last" is one of my favourites because of the overwhelming emotion in the track and how it puts a perfect end to the album.

Jamie Rhodes
Wednesbury, West Midlands, England

19 November 2005

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"You Know I Couldn't Last" - and yet...

Trevor
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

17 November 2005

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"You Know I Couldn't Last": Morrissey performed this song with such honest emotion at the Tower in Philadelphia on October 2, 2004. It gave me goosebumps.

Carol Edden
Blackwood, New Jersey, U.S.A.

11 November 2005

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"You Know I Couldn't Last": In my opinion the most underrated track on the album. The chorus is a work of art.

Charlotte Barlow
York, England

11 November 2005

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"You Know I Couldn't Last" could have been a single. Strong lines, catchy choruses - what more could you ask?

Michael D. Fellows
New York, New York, U.S.A.

6 November 2005

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"Teenage Dad On His Estate" should have been a single. Superb production, and a real recognition and understanding of shitty orange-bricked estates.

Peter Finan
Haworth, West Yorkshire, England

30 October 2005

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"My Life Is A Succession Of People Saying Goodbye" is a beautiful song - the chord progressions are wonderful, the lyrics so genuine.

Peter Finan
Haworth, West Yorkshire, England

30 October 2005

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